Our strategy for environmental stewardship

Our strategy for environmental stewardship

As an energy company involved in the natural gas and electric industries, environmental stewardship is a critical component of our day-to-day operations. Our investment in this sustainability dimension is significant and designed to ensure the sustainable operations of our company and the communities we serve.

  • Our investments in our electric generating facilities are significantly reducing sulfur dioxide emissions, lowering particulate emissions and improving water quality.     
  • Our natural gas pipeline investments are lowering greenhouse gas emissions through the use of state- of-the-art materials and practices.     
  • Our Habitat Conservation Plan and other initiatives are helping ensure we’re protecting and enhancing the environment in industry-leading ways.

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Since its adoption in 2009, the NiSource Climate Change Policy has directed NiSource to increase efficiency and reduce the carbon intensity of our operations.

Sulfur Dioxide Emission Reduction

One of our largest investments is the clean-air installations taking place at NIPSCO coal-fired electric generation facilities in northern Indiana.

Reducing Water Consumption, Preserving Quality

While NiSource operates in an area with abundant fresh water resources, we recognize the need to be good stewards of water in our region, and continue to invest in and to improve water quality.

Habitat Conservation - First Year Results

NiSource introduced its Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) in 2014. An HCP is an effective way for some companies – like natural gas pipeline companies – to proactively comply with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) while continuing a normal course of business.